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Uber And Lyft Regulation News: Carpooling Wins in California

Ridesharing services being provided by two companies, Uber and Lyft, recently got a boost from government regulators in California. According to a Fortune report, the California Public Utilities Commission formally approved "faresplitting" which is their technical term for carpooling services provided by Uber and Lyft.

California Public EV Charging Expansion Comes With Growing Pains

The state of California is center stage of the electric vehicle market, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is taking steps to make further improvements, but the path forward is anything but clear. In the first fewShow More Summary

Failing Ivanpah solar power plant gets temporary repreive, but is producing ‘prohibitively expensive’ electricity

Last week we reported that the Ivanpah solar power plant might be forced to close if it didn’t get a break from the California Public Utilities Commission. According to this article in the Press Enterprise, it got the break: California electric utility regulators on Thursday, March 17, approved a deal between Pacific Gas & Electric…

The big utilities are coming after solar users. Again.

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: To absolutely nobody's surprise, the big three investor-owned utilities in California are once again storming the gates of the Public Utilities Commission over its recent decision to stay the course on net metering for solar users. These guys just never give up. The ink isn't even...

Southern California Edison, 2 other utilities urge PUC to vacate or modify solar 'net metering' decision

Southern California Edison and two other major California utilities have filed applications urging the California Public Utilities Commission to vacate or modify its decision that maintained certain subsidies for rooftop solar panel owners until 2019. In January, in a 3-2 vote, the PUC kept a "net...

Not so fast on PUC 'reform'

What do trains, limousines, electric rates, gas pipelines, water delivery and Internet service have in common? Crazy as it sounds, the California Public Utilities Commission regulates all of them. And, many believe, not doing a very good job of it. Discontent with the PUC and its commissioners...

3,500 New EV Charging Spots To Be Installed By SDG&E In New Pilot

Originally published on EV Obsession. Approval for San Diego Gas & Electric’s Electric Vehicle Grid-Integration pilot project was recently granted by the California Public Utilities Commission, giving the utility company the go-ahead...Show More Summary

California to get utility-owned EV charging stations with dynamic pricing

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a pilot program that will see public utility San Diego Gas & Electric install and operate 3,500 new charging stations for electric vehicles. Charges for plugging in to charge an...Show More Summary

Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid and deliver any excess power they generate to other electric customers, has been preserved -- in a big win for solar energy in the Golden State.

Net Metering Lives To See Another (Sunny) Day In California

This week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to keep the existing net metering regulation that plays a crucial role in enabling solar customers to generate power when they are not using it and “use it back” at a later time, only paying for the “net” usage on an annualized basis. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: California shows the way on net metering for rooftop solar

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams writes—Big Win for Rooftop Solar as California Vote Boosts Clean Energy: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved a plan that leaves the state's rooftop solar incentives program...Show More Summary

It's All in the Timing: California Transitions to Time-Based Net Metering

By Alison Seel Today, the California Public Utilities Commission adopted its final, hotly anticipated decision on the future of rooftop solar compensation in California. The Commission voted to keep net metering, allowing new rooftop...Show More Summary

State regulators order sweep of all gas storage wells in California

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

California utility regulators have ordered the owners of all underground gas storage fields in the state to undergo immediate checks for leaks. The directive from the state Public Utilities Commission accompanies an order by environmental regulators requiring Southern California Gas Co. to turn...

State regulators order sweep of all gas storage wells in California

California utility regulators have ordered the owners of all underground gas storage fields in the state to undergo immediate checks for leaks. The directive from the state Public Utilities Commission accompanies an order by environmental regulators requiring Southern California Gas Co. to turn...

Public Utilities Commission probing permanent closure of Aliso Canyon gas field amid massive leak

The California Public Utilities Commission is studying the effects of permanently shutting down the Aliso Canyon natural gas field near Porter Ranch, an indication the agency is uncertain about the future integrity of the storage system that supplies 11 million customers in Southern California....

$22 Million EV Charging Pilot Launched In Southern California

Originally published on EV Obsession. Southern California Edison — a subsidiary of Edison International — has gotten approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to go ahead with a new $22-million electric vehicle charging station pilot program, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

What big fines you have, California

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The California Public Utilities Commission has voted to approve a $7.6 million dollar fine levied against ride-sharing app provider Uber “for not adequately reporting legally-demanded data on its service to the disabled.” The paperwork dispute is distinct from any actual proceedings over claims of service denial. Show More Summary

California PUC plans a hearing on the merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable

California Public Utilities Commission officials plan a public hearing on Charter Communications' proposed $67-billion acquisition of two cable companies, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, which serve Southern California. The PUC hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Junipero...

Leilani Münter & Team Light Up State Capital With Powerful Solar Messages (Video)

Last week, Leilani Münter took a fast-paced trip through the heart of California to raise awareness of the debate currently underway at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that will determine the fate of the state’s net metering regulation, which is critical to keeping rooftop solar viable in the state. Show More Summary

Pay-TV Notes: Upcoming Charter-TWC Merger Hearing; Minions Comcast’s Most Profitable Movie Ever

The pay-TV industry saw significant activity this week, with the California Public Utilities Commission setting January 26 as the date on which it will hold a public hearing with regards to the proposed merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Show More Summary

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